Access is a global movement consisting of former hackers who have dedicated their lives to securing internet freedom for social activists around the world.

Inspired by activists' courage following the 2009 Iranian elections, a group of former hackers are devoting their lives to challenging Internet censorship around the globe, and have created Access.

Access is a global movement premised on the belief that political participation and human rights activism in the 21st century are increasingly dependent on access to the Internet and other forms of technology. Access teams with digital activists and civil society groups worldwide, to help build their technical capacities and advocate globally for their digital rights. The organization provides the thought leadership and practical policy recommendations in the broader field of Internet freedom, and based on that expertise, mobilizes its global movement of citizens to campaign for an open internet accessible to all.

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